Arista Boosts Security Architecture for Cloud Networking

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Arista Networks, Inc.ANET recently announced that it has enhanced security features for private, hybrid and public cloud networking to provide customers more secure and reliable solutions.

The cloud networking solutions provider's new offering, which is based on Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS) and CloudVision software, involves three features - extended network segmentation, improved compliance through cognitive controls and new platforms with integrated encryption for wide-area interconnect. This is will help enterprises reduce operational costs and alleviate threats in the evolving cloud generation. While Arista EOS is core to the company's cloud networking solutions for next-generation data centers and cloud networks, CloudVision is a network-wide approach for workload orchestration, workflow automation and real-time telemetry as a turnkey solution for cloud networking.

Arista has collaborated with VMware NSX Data Center to drive new integration between CloudVision and VMware NSX. The company's Macro-Segmentation Services (MSS) enables application of existing firewall security rules on the traffic. The expanded segmentation assimilates Arista's MSS with VMware's micro-segmentation capabilities. NSX security policies can now be applied on Arista switches across a multi-cloud enterprise. The company also has joined forces with Zscaler to provide secure access for cloud-based workloads. The combination brings together Arista's control of east/west traffic with Zone Segmentation Security and Zscaler's zero trust access for all north/south application traffic.

Arista continues to benefit from the expanding cloud networking market primarily driven by strong demand for scalable infrastructure. Apart from delivering high capacity and availability, cloud networking promises predictable performance along with programmability that enables integration with third-party applications for network management, automation and orchestration. The company's product portfolio facilitates the implementation of high-performance, highly scalable and appropriate solutions for every environment.

With such core business focus along with collaborative efforts, the company's top line is expected to grow in coming quarters, which witnessed a compound annual growth rate of 46.1% from 2013 to 2017.

In the past year, shares of Arista have gained 56.7% compared with 7.1% growth for the industry .

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